Wake Up to Kona……My Day


Thanks to Mdm Samm ofSew We Quilt and Carol of Just Let Me Quilt.

Also to:

Amanda Murphy

Robert Kaufman


I have admit this is the first modern quilt I’ve ever made.  I did do things a little different. I didn’t sew blocks together but instead I cut out one complete piece of fabric to the size wanted. It ended up being 64″ long and whatever the bolt width was. I drew out the squares (with a ruler of course) to the size of 7 1/2″ then I cut out the centers. I used starch and press to turn the edges under. Then I resized the center squares to 3 1/2″ and turned the edges under as well. I tried out different arrangements on the background till I liked what I had.

Here it is:


I couldn’t make up my mind what I wanted and drawing it out wasn’t working. What I did know was that I wanted linked squares. When that happens I just estimate everything. Kinda like wingn’ it. It’s what I do, lol

The squares look a little yellow but they are green shade.

I placed the 3″ squares so that they looked checkered but the black is just the background. I think I like this quilt, lol.


106 thoughts on “Wake Up to Kona……My Day

  1. WOW! Your quilt looks great! I guess you should call it “design as you go”, nothing wrong with that process. The outcome is stunning for sure! Love the background color you choose!


  2. You did Awesome job!!! Looks hard…and I am very new to this quilty stuff…lol….but I would love to make one like it! (Someday! lol)


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